Brighton Consort workshops
Weird and Wonderful in the Late Renaissance
A workshop day for singers with reasonable choral experience
Director Greg Skidmore

St. Pauls, West Street, Brighton
Sat 11 June 2016
9.45 am to 6pm

Entitled 'Weird and Wonderful in the Late Renaissance', this workshop will be suitable for reasonably experienced choral singers who are keen to explore the wide range of musical styles to be found in the works of Tallis, Byrd, Lassus and Gesualdo. The intensely expressive works of Gesualdo use a chromatic style that was centuries ahead of its time, but Byrd and Lassus also wrote some "surprising" pieces. Tallis is just wonderful!

Copies of the music will be available in pdf format approximately one month before the workshop


Timetable for the day:

9.45 am to 10.15 am: Registration of participants
10.15 am to 11.15 am: Singing session 1
11.15 am to 12.00 noon: Coffee break
12 noon to 1.00 pm: Singing session 2
1.00 pm to 2.15 pm: Lunch break
2.15 pm 3.30 pm: Singing session 3
3.30 pm 4.00 pm: Tea/coffee break
4.00 pm 5.00 pm: Singing session 4
5.15 pm 6.00 pm: Informal sing-through

Born in Canada, Greg Skidmore graduated from Royal Holloway College, London and then held a postgraduate Choral Scholarship at Wells Cathedral, followed by Lay Clerkships at Gloucester Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.

He has appeared with numerous well known ensembles, including The Tallis Scholars, The Sixteen, The Cardinall's Musick, I Fagiolini and the Ex Cathedra Consort.

His solo recording debut, released in 2011, was as Christus on Ex Cathedra's recording of the Lassus St. Matthew Passion.

Greg has directed workshops in the UK, France, and New Zealand, specialising in the Renaissance polyphonic repertoire.
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  Experience: please give details of your singing experience including choirs you sing in, sight reading ability, grades, diplomas etc.
  18 Full price place  
  11 for singers under 25  


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